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Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology

Self means oneself, i.e. YOU. Self is a person's essential being that distinguishes
them from others.
Self awareness on the other hand is knowing yourself. It is having a clear
perception(understanding) of your personality (characteristics), including
strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self Awareness
allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and
your responses to them in the moment. We are all different and unique.
Self awareness is a way for us to explore our-
Individual Characteristics or traits: These are distinguishing (unique) quality or
characteristic, typically one belonging to a person which remain more of less
constant with age and across situations.
Values and Beliefs: These are principles, standards or qualities that an individual or
group of people hold in high regard. These values guide the way we live our lives
and the decisions we make. A value may be defined as something that we hold
dear, those things/qualities which we consider to be of worth. Our Values are
formed by family, friends, religion, media etc.
When we have a better understanding of ourselves, we can
make changes
build on our strengths
set goals for improvement
employee attitude
employer attitudes

Self Awareness Story.docx

During the OLZ class you asked yourself Who am I ? and wrote 20 statements
about yourself.
Now reflect on those statement and come up with-
1. Five characteristics or traits that you have.
2. Two Strengths
3. Two limitations(weaknesses)
4. Two Values or beliefs
Personality is The characteristics or blend of characteristics that make a person
unique (Weinberg & Gould, 1999)
Trait Approach to Personality
This theory believes that a persons behavior is based on relatively unchanging
traits which makes their personality.
People act in a certain way, regardless of the situation because of their traits.
We all have different traits
It is presumed that individuals differ in their traits due to genetic differences.
Various tools such as psychometric tests are available.
We will use 16 Personalities test based on Jungian cognitive functions.
Extraversion/Introversion: This dimension refers to where you focus attention and get your
energy. Extraverts are focused on the external world and other people, and are energized
by external stimulation and interaction with others. Introverts are more focused on their
internal world, thoughts, ideas, and feelings, and get energy from spending time in solitary
activity or quiet reflection.
Sensing/Intuition: This dimension refers to how you prefer to take in information. Sensors
gather information in a very concrete, detail-oriented, and factual way. They tend to be
practical and oriented to the present moment. Intuitives tend to be more abstract in their
perceptions, and tend to think more about meaning, connections, and possibilities. Intuitives
are often more imaginative than realistic.
Thinking/Feeling: This dimension refers to how you prefer to make decisions. Thinkers
prefer decisions that are based on facts or data, and like to reason things out logically.
Feelers prefer decisions that are consistent with their values and help to build harmonious
Judging/Perceiving: This dimension refers to how you prefer to organize your life. Judgers
tend to prefer structure, schedules, and plans. They like clear expectations and feel
accomplishment from completing tasks. Perceivers prefer an open-ended, spontaneous and
flexible existence. They enjoy feeling that their options are open and that there are many
possibilities available.

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Maintain absolute silence in class.
Take your time- there is no need to rush.
If you dont understand meaning of a word, quietly raise your hand to ask the
Be honest while choosing options. You are doing this activity to understand yourself
better. Your results are confidential and you dont need to share them in the class if
you dont feel comfortable.
Remember- The personality tests give you a broad idea about your traits and
characteristics. The results are never 100% true. Keep this in mind when you are
reading your results.
After taking the personality assessment you must be having a better idea about
your personality traits.
Describe your self in 150 words. Reflect on your traits, values & beliefs, strengths
and limitations.
Look at the picture on the next slide carefully
What do you remember from the painting?

You may use the paper and pens if you wish.

You may work in groups if you wish.

The Sensory group will often have
very close descriptions of the physical objects
e.g. 1 yellow sun in top centre; 1 woman on a bicycle on the right (pink triangle
dress/brown hair)

The Intuition group will often have

some kind of reproduction of the painting (e.g. a drawing)
verbal descriptions of the story of the painting (e.g. In the background a woman
in blue watches everyone with sadness.)

Did this happen in your group?

Teacher will form groups of students with same personality type.
Each group will explain their personality type to the rest of the class.
Each group will be given a scenario such as getting late for college, Getting low
marks in the exam, meeting new friends on social media, fight amongst friends etc.
Each group will prepare a two minute role play to show how they will respond to
this scenario.
Each group will give feedback & suggestions to the presenting group.
At the end of activity the teacher will conclude the class by drawing the students
attention towards the uniqueness of each personality type and how we need to
embrace this difference
Students will create an e-portfolio by registering to this website
Students will take pictures of their result and upload on this portfolio.
During the OLZ class, students will be expected to write a reflection on their
personality type and upload on this e-portfolio.

Looking at Type: The Fundamentals

by Charles R. Martin (CAPT 1997)